Film review: ‘Sherpa’ ★★★★

There’s a moment mid-way through Jennifer Peedom’s Sherpa (2015) which sees the Buddhist mountain guides offering prayers to Mount Everest in order that they may be granted safe passage to her summit. As the camera pans to the right over this scene of serene reverence, the ‘Mother Goddess of the Earth’ issues forth an avalanche, seemingly in response to their chants; forming a synergy between man and nature which far exceeds the realm of conventional understanding, firing a warning shot to all those who wish to climb.

Sherpa is released to select UK cinemas on Friday 18th December – visit CineVue here to read the full review!